This list is for minor human characters who appear in Stories From Sodor, listed in chronological order.
The Storyteller was asked to open a new library, but first Thomas had to show her a special part of the line to give her inspiration for a story. Thomas, however, was delayed helping James, Emily and Percy, but luckily the storyteller knew what to do: she made a story about Thomas. She appears to be good friends with Lady Hatt.
The Portly Man
The Firelighter is a specialist workman who helps out with lighting fires for steam engines. He wears a blue coat, white shirt, black tie and brown overalls and cap.
The Firelighter once came to see why Gordon's fire would not light. He then found out that there were "gremlins" in Gordon's fire.
The Special Visitor
Mr Walsh, known as The Special Visitor, came to the Island of Sodor to build a new playground for the children as their old one had closed. He, along with the Fat Controller, utilised Harold to see possible areas for the new playground. As a result, rumours spread amongst the engines that they were to be replaced by Harold, but these were found to be untrue after Gordon's accident in a tunnel. From the crash, he found the perfect sand for the new playground and everyone smiled.
The Lighthouse Keeper
The lighthouse keeper is in charge of warning ships that get too close to the rocky shore. In his first appearance, he warned Thomas of eroded tracks on the coastal route. Once, a fuse broke in the lighthouse, so Salty suggested to the lighthouse keeper that Fergus' flywheel be used to power the generator.
The Railway Board
The Coaling Plant Manager
The Coaling Plant Manager is in charge of The Coaling Plant.
Mr. Jolly is the owner of Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory.
Every day, one of the engines has to go to the factory where their trucks are filled with Mr. Jolly's world famous chocolate bars and other confections. His chocolate is so popular that, on occasion, Harold has been employed to deliver it to places that the engines cannot get to.
- Mr. Jolly has never physically appeared in the television series, however an illustration of his face appears on the factory's logo and merchandise of him as a figure exist.
The Captain was in charge of the Brendam Tramp Steamer that was heading for Brendam Docks. During the ship's voyage, a distant lighthouse lost power. Thanks to the quick-thinking of Salty, Fergus was attached to the Lighthouse's generator, thus keeping the captain and his ship safe. The next morning, he thanked Salty and Fergus for their hard work.
The fisherman goes out to sea to catch fish near the Norramby Fishing Village, though he can be seen working at other places.
Once, Thomas was sent to collect some fish and was impatient with the workmen, the fisherman teased him and told him to enjoy the smell of fish, in-which Thomas snorted in disgust.
When his windmill was struck by lightning, Toby wanted to help. That chance came sooner than expected when Toby came across a tree and asked if he could use it to rebuild the mill. When the windmill was rebuilt, the miller named it Toby's Windmill in thanks.
Thomas once mistook him for The Man in the Hills because he was covered in so much flour that it made him look white.
Headmaster Hastings is the headmaster of Strawberry Grove School. One day, Duncan was pulling an organ for the school when his whistle shot off into a field and Headmaster Hastings used the organ as a replacement.
Dryaw FC Coach
The Dryaw FC Coach has only appeared in the episode Buster the Steamroller from the Engine Friends miniseries. He hired the Sodor Construction Company to clear debris from the Dryaw FC car park after a bad storm and needed the additional help of Buster to flatten out mole hills on the football field.
He loosely resembles the Fat Controller.
The Piano Lady
The Dairy Manager
The Dairy Manager manages the Sodor Dairy. His uniform consists of white trousers, a black tie, a white jacket over it and a white hat.
The Dairy Manager once arranged with the Fat Controller for Thomas to deliver Sodor's stinkiest cheese to Brendam Docks. On Mr. Percival's birthday, Thomas mistook him for The Man in the Hills. He later arranged with Sir Robert Norramby for Stephen to collect milk from the Dairy for Ulfstead Castle's afternoon tea.
When Thomas brought milk churns to the Bakery to make cakes for the children's summer party at Maithwaite, the baker told him that he needed butter, not milk. Thomas told him to look inside; the baker saw that the milk was now butter due to Thomas travelling fast.
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Alice is a young girl who lives on High Farm. She is good friends with Thomas and, presumably, Rosie. Her mum phoned for help when Thomas was trapped in a landslide. She was later seen amongst Bertie's passengers when he got stuck in the mud on his way to the medal ceremony for a brave firefighter.
The Percival Children
Mr. and Mrs. Percival have five children, including twins named Patrick and Pansy. Unlike their parents, the twins are redheads. On their birthday, they were given a trip in a hot air balloon as a present.
Miss Mary Marvel
The Bargeman owns a barge used to transport loads along the canals of the Skarloey Railway. He seems to be familiar with some of the engines on the narrow gauge railway as well as Colin. He appears to own the "Sodor Maid" canal boat. He was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of Sodor and party.
The Mainland Controller
The Mainland Controller is in charge of the Mainland Railway. Percy mentioned him when he told Thomas how fun Charlie is. Jacob later mentioned him when he told Stanley he was negotiating with him about buying a new diesel.
The First Teacher
This teacher was once a passenger on Rheneas' train. She was the teacher of a group of kids while they were on a trip to the Skarloey Railway. Rheneas went down the wrong track during the trip and went very fast, almost causing the Teacher to lose her hat. Then, he splashed under a waterfall and the Teacher covered her eyes. She was glad when the trip was over and was looking forward to tea.
The Second Teacher
The Second Teacher is a character who first appeared in the twelfth series. She works as a school teacher and is a frequent user of the North Western Railway. She can sometimes be seen with a man and a small boy which may be her husband and son. One of her hobbies is bird watching. She was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's Sodor tour and party. Once she was in Annie and was trying to open a window because it was hot inside, only for Annie's window to stuck. She also served as a judge at The Great Railway Show. She went on a world tour along with Thomas and visited Senegal, United States, Brazil and Australia.
Two bakers have been seen working at the bakery. One of them is short and stout while the other is tall and has a mustache.
The Bird Watcher
The Bird Watcher is a fan of bird watching and a supporter of Sodor United football team. He was also one of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of the island and party. When Thomas made up "Geoffrey", The Bird Watcher wanted to take a picture of the engine.
He somewhat resembles the Fat Controller.
Sodor United Football Team
The Sodor United Football Team (The Sodor United Soccer Team in the American version) is a football/soccer team that is based on Sodor. Emily was once tasked with the job of washing the team's kits but got distracted trying to help her friends when they didn't need any help. Thomas and James were tasked with taking spectators see them play, however both engines decided to race and James, being impatient, left the Barrow team at Brendam Docks, delaying the game.
The Search and Rescue Manager
The Sodor Search and Rescue Centre Manager, also known as The Search and Rescue Manager, is in charge of the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre.
The Schoolchildren were upset because they had to stand in the rain when their school's roof leaked. When Diesel arrived at the school with the slate to fix the roof, they shouted and cheered for him.
A schoolboy later cheered for Flynn when the fire engine arrived to fight a fire. A group of children once commented on Stafford not making any noise, prompting the electric engine to learn some steam engine noises.
The Ginger-haired Boy
The Ginger-haired Boy is a little boy with ginger hair and glasses who has appeared in various episodes since the twelfth series. He once asked Thomas to find a hat for the children's snowman before the "Snowman Party" began. He and a girl waved to James, who was not paying attention due to his attitude of pulling rubbish.
The Blond-haired Boy
The Blond-haired Boy is a little boy with blond hair and blue eyes. He once broke his leg and needed to get back to Sodor before Christmas and luckily Connor got him there in time.
Dowager Hatt's Friends
Dowager Hatt's Friends are two elderly ladies. They often go on trips with Bertie to different places, such as Bluff's Cove. They also seem to be thrill-seekers like Dowager Hatt. One is occasionally seen without the other. Sometimes they can be seen with an elderly gentleman whom they seem to be good friends with (one of the ladies can even be seen kissing him at one point). They were some of the very important visitors that attended Dowager Hatt's tour of the island and after party at Knapford. One of them was presented with a bouquet of flowers from a member of the railway staff on Sodor Surprise Day. One of them also served as a judge at The Great Railway Show.
The Welsh Bird Watcher
The Welsh Bird Watcher regularly traveled up and down the Ffarquhar Branch Line looking through a pair of binoculars. This confused Thomas, Annie and Clarabel who thought he was an inspector. Thomas decided to ask the man who said he was not an inspector at all; he was actually a bird watcher looking for a very rare bird.
Later, the bird watcher pulled the emergency cable inside Annie in a moment of excitement. He explained that he had heard the rare bird and wanted to have a look at it. The guard sternly told the man that spotting a bird was not an emergency. When Thomas tried to pull away, there was a problem; Annie had developed a wheel flat and could not move properly. All of the passengers had to squeeze into Clarabel and they were very cross with the bird watcher. Thomas was cross about having to leave Annie behind, too. The Fat Controller scolded the bird watcher who apologised for his actions.
Thomas refused to forgive the man for damaging Annie and refused to pick him up the next day which caused Thomas to be reprimanded by the Fat Controller. Some time later, the Welsh bird watcher managed to find his rare bird at Maithwaite.
He is not to be confused with the bird watcher who appeared in the thirteenth series episode, Henry's Good Deeds.
He seems to be acquainted with The Lady in the Pink Shirt as he was seen with his arm around her in many episodes.
The Lady with the Big Hat
The Lady with the Big Hat pulled the emergency cable when Thomas refused to stop at her station to pick up the Welsh Bird Watcher. Earlier on, Annie had joked that her hat would be too big to fit through her carriage doors. She also once visited Australia.
The Postman delivers mail on the Island of Sodor. Once, Samson mistook his bike for some scrap, which annoyed him. He chased after Samson and his truck of scrap and managed to get to the scrap yard, with the aid of Bertie, just in time to save his bike.
Barrow Football Fan
The Barrow Football Fan was visiting from the Mainland for a special football match. She commented on James' red livery as that is also her favourite team's colour.
- Her model is just a redress of The Lady with the Big Hat.
Albert's Wife is an unnamed woman and Thomas the Baby's mother.
One day, she walked onto the platform at Knapford pushing her baby in a pram and climbed aboard Thomas' train. When they stopped at the signal, she tried to calm her baby down whilst the passengers started getting annoyed at his constant noise. She had to get off at Ffarquhar with her baby. The mother and her baby waited to get back on the train at Ffarquhar. The baby continued crying every time Thomas stopped at every station. Once they got back to Knapford, the mother kept trying to calm her baby. Thomas asked the Fat Controller if he could miss his break and take the mother and her baby on a journey with no stops at every station, so they could both get some rest and thought it was a very kind idea and so had it arranged. Thomas took mother and her baby along his branch line without any stops at every station as not only did her baby fall fast asleep, but also his mother. When Thomas returned to Knapford, she decided to name him Thomas after the day's events.
The Puppet Show Entertainers
The Puppet Show Entertainers were a duo of puppeteers whom Daisy was asked to pick up by the Fat Controller to take to Harwick for a performance for the children. Thinking that they were very special performers, Daisy refused to pick up any other passengers, thinking that she should be at her best. When she picked up the performers, she refused to take their luggage van for the same reason, leaving it behind. When they arrived at Harwick, the puppeteers were disappointed to find that there were no children at the station and that their props had been left at Knapford. With no time to go back to the station to get the props, the puppeteers put on their performance from one of Daisy's windows.
The Female Puppet Show Entertainer appears in some episodes wearing a yellow dress and a yellow sun hat.
The Museum Manager
The Museum Manager is in charge of the Arlesburgh Maritime Museum.
He was once worried about the pirate ship during a storm.
- He is likely named after Hugo's basis' designer, Franz Kruckenberg.
- Franz's body is a modified variant of Sir Robert Norramby with added gloves, a scarf and a different head.
The Great Railway Show Announcer
The Great Railway Show Announcer is the host for The Great Railway Show. He wears a dark grey business casual and a black bowler hat.
The Great Railway Show Judge
The Great Railway Show Judge is a man who lives on Sodor. When the Great Railway Show was held on the Mainland, he travelled there to judge the Shunting Race (possibly the other races/competitions). He and the other judges decided that Thomas and Ashima should both win the shunting competition.
- Despite appearing since the sixteenth series, the Judge did not get a speaking role until The Great Race.
- The Grumpy Passenger is a modified version of the Judge.
The Great Railway Show Flagman
The Great Railway Show Flagman is a man in charge of giving signals to contenders at The Great Railway Show. Like a guard, he blows a whistle and waves a green flag to let the contenders know when it is time to race. The flagman wears a blue tie, a dark grey casual jacket, a white shirt, a black bowler hat and light grey trousers and also has a moustache.
The Little Boys
Several groups of three or more young boys have appeared at various times. They have told Edward and his crew that the guard was coming, confused Gordon for a tank engine and made fun of him for falling into a ditch, thrown stones on Henry, fiddled with James' controls, taunted Daisy with "bull's-eyes", laughed at Sir Handel for racing George and got trapped inside the waiting room at Maithwaite, because of a ram.
The Elephant Keeper
The Elephant Keeper is the keeper of the circus elephant. He came after his animal had a mishap with Henry.
The Stone-dropping Boys
Three foolish boys found it fun to drop stones on Henry as he passed underneath a bridge, causing minor damage to several carriage windows and Henry's boiler and hitting the fireman on the head. Although the passengers wanted to call the police, Henry's crew persuaded them to let them get their own revenge by showering them, as well as some friends who came to watch, with ashes from Henry's fire.
The Hatts' Butler
The Hatt family employs two butlers, in 1951 one told The Fat Controller, who was in the middle of having his breakfast (toast and marmalade), he was wanted on the telephone, to which The Fat Controller then found out about Thomas getting into trouble with the police and had to go at once.
The first butler has balding, black hair. The second has neatly kept brown hair.
This man was painting Tidmouth station for Queen Elizabeth II's visit when Henry came in. He lost his footing in the smoke and fell. His fall was luckily broken by a tarpaulin draped over Henry's cab, but his paint-pot landed on Henry's dome, making him look, in the Fat Controller's words, like an iced cake.
The Naughty Boys
These two ill-behaved boys wandered into James' cab and started him off, prompting a high-speed chase by Edward. They were eventually caught by the police and forbidden to watch trains by their parents until they were trusted, although this did not happen in their television series appearance.
Harold the Helicopter has a pilot and co-pilot. Their uniforms consist of dark blue trousers, a black tie, a white shirt with a dark blue jacket over it and a dark blue cap.
The New Signalman
The new signalman is a signalman at Killdane (Lower Tidmouth in the television series) who refused to listen to Toby's driver about Toby having small water tanks. He told them that they had to clear the line for James and that they could get more water from the next station. He later apologised and said that he did not understand Toby's situation.
The Railway Society
The Railway Society visited Sodor in Domeless Engines, bringing City of Truro with them. Among the members illustrated is a vicar and a man in a bow-tie, both looking at Duck; Eric Marriott theorised they may have been the Rev. W. Awdry showing C. Reginald Dalby what Duck really looked like.
Andrew the Barber
Andrew set up a barbershop in Crosby, unwisely placed at the end of the siding. After Duck crashed into the wall, the furious barber covered Duck's face in shaving cream. He later washed it off after realising that Duck prevented a potentially fatal accident and the North Western Railway gladly paid for the repairs.
The Careless Cleaner
Upon hearing Thomas' plan to prove to Toby and Percy he can manage without his driver, this cleaner fiddled with Thomas' controls in Thomas Comes to Breakfast, starting him and resulting into his crashing into the stationmaster's house. It is not revealed as to what happened to him after the incident.
The Ffarquhar Stationmaster and his Family
The stationmaster of Ffarquhar lives near the Ffarquhar sheds with his wife, son and daughter. When Thomas crashed into his house, he shut off steam while his wife reprimanded Thomas for spoiling their breakfast.
Daisy's fitter is a man who checks Daisy every day before she goes to work. He told Daisy never to pull any coaches or trucks.
The Important Passenger
The important passenger appeared in Stepney's Special and the fourth series episode Thomas and Stepney. After Thomas had left with his last branch line train, the passenger appeared and requested a special train for himself, resulting in Thomas being shunted to a siding while Stepney took the special train.
Elsbridge Cricket Club
The Lady with the Floppy Green Hat
This lady chose to wear a large green hat when saying goodbye to a friend at Tidmouth. When she waved to the friend, who was sitting near the guard's van, Gordon's fireman thought the green flag had been waved and set off, causing the first in a series of mix-ups.
Two separate groups of enthusiasts appeared in Edward's Exploit. The first group were pulled home by Edward, despite him breaking a crank-pin. The second group visited Brendam and went to watch Ben when he was asked to pull a boat into deeper water, except one man who continuously took pictures of Bill. Unluckily for the photographer, as he was about to take his best picture Bill's driver turned a tap, releasing a cloud of steam and spoiling the photo.
Bill and Ben enjoy the enthusiasts' visits, mainly because of the way they fuss over them.
The British Railways Foreman
A foreman at a goods depot on the British Railways tried to stop Douglas from taking Oliver, Isabel (only in the Railway Series) and Toad back to Sodor, but grudgingly let them pass after finding nothing to fault. He dresses in the default railway staff uniform of a blue overcoat, a blue cap, a white shirt, blue trousers and a black tie.
The Mid Sodor Railway Manager
This man was the manager of the Mid Sodor Railway when Falcon was new to the line. When Smudger continuously derailed and shrugged off all the advice he was given from Duke, the manager decided to turn him into a pumping engine behind the shed. He later arranged for Falcon to double-head with Duke on the "Mountain Road", which nearly resulted in disaster after Falcon derailed. Luckily, no harm was done and the manager later apologised to the passengers for the trouble.
Sam the Farmer
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Sam the Farmer is a farmer that most likely works at Crowe's Farm. He once had to deliver a cart of lime to Mr. Crowe's forty-acre field. His cart became stuck on the crossing and he went for help. Percy eventually ended up smashing the cart to smithereens.
The Indian Fashion Designer
The Indian Fashion Designer is a famous designer from Surajpur. Thomas once had to deliver some fabrics to her, but ended up accidentally delivering goats instead.
The Indian Actor
The Indian Actor is a famous Bollywood actor.
The Indian Director
The Indian Director is a Bollywood director who chose Thomas to be part of the new Bollywood movie.
The Tiger Hunters
While Thomas was working in India, he encountered a pair of tiger hunters.
The duo privately hired Rajiv under the pretense of tiger spotting, but had brought a cage in order to capture one. Shankar noticed this and he and Thomas were able to warn Rajiv, while the pair cleared a tree branch from the line. Rajiv distracted them by taking them in circles around the tiger sanctuary, while Shankar dressed as a tiger to fool them. This gave Thomas enough time to get Charubala and the police, who arrested the pair and locked them in their own cage, while they pleaded it was just a misunderstanding.
One day, while she was looking for a kookaburra, she met Thomas. Thomas helped her for much of the day as an "Assistant Ranger", though she sent him away after he tried to shoo off a koala with his whistle. When Thomas noticed a bushfire, he came back to pick up Ranger Jill and the two were able to save the koalas in the rainforest, except for one named Banjo. Thomas went back and saved Banjo and when he returned Ranger Jill told him the fire fighters were able to get the bushfire under control. She then named a new born crocodile whose egg she found after the tank engine.
Dame Bella Canto is a famous Italian opera singer.
Dame Bella Canto wears a red sparkly dress.
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Caroline is Jacob's adoptive sister, James' sister and Rylie, Camdyn, and Maddox's cousin.
- Caroline is the only member of Jacob's adoptive family to appear in either spin-off series.
Jane is George's owner.
Jane and George had to work on Farmer McColl's Farm after things with Jane's business went downhill. Eventually they joined the Sodor Construction Company, where they currently work.
Jane is a kind person. She's one who tells the truth.
She has short blonde hair, green eyes, and wears overalls.
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Brady went to America with his sister as a British exchange student. He later came back to Sodor with Kira, Jacob, Sierra, Cassie, and Caroline.
Mr. Himper used to run an illegal puppy mill in a factory in Crosby. He is currently in prison.
Mr. Collins' Father
There's Sophie on Playful!
Sophie is a young girl and a friend of Percy's.
Sophie owns a pony called Playful which she rides in a field close to the railway line. Sophie competed in horse shows and once gave Percy some old horseshoes to bring him good luck.
Danny is in charge of hiring deckchairs to holidaymakers on the beach.
One day, Lorry 1 crushed his store-shed. Danny was worried that the tide might wash his chairs away, so his good friend, Bulstrode, told him to stow the deckchairs safely in his hull overnight. The next morning, Danny mended his store-shed and gave a gift for Bulstrode - a roll of stripy deckchair material to cover his hull so that Bulstrode did not get continuously hit with beach balls and kites.
Danny is very kind and in the event of a deckchair being torn, he never seems annoyed. He just takes the damaged chairs home and mends them with stripy deckchair canvas that he keeps for just such an occasion.
Mr. Osiris is the controller of the railway in Egypt.
Areebah's Parents are the parents of Areebah. Their names are currently unknown.
Azra is a past friend of Areebah.
Ni Shurong (Chinese: 倪树荣) is a university student from China.
One World, Many Adventures
Ni Shurong helps Sierra and friends find Jacob, with the help of Song Jiken.
Ni Shurong is very similar to Sierra. She is a very loving and caring girl and is also determined and very persistent.
The Chinese Controller is the railway controller of the Chinese Railway.